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    February 27, 2014
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mohamed and peter greste have been imprisoned for 61 days. if you would like to take part, you can use the hashtag #freeajstaff. "real money with ali velshi" with david shuster is up next. sure, politics played a part in arizona's battle of religion, discrimination and pay rights, but big businessmen may have really tipped the scales. join the club! seriously, clubs for young job seekers. plus google glass, wearable art for tech, i'm david shuster in for ali velshi, this is "real money."
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this is "real money" and you are the most important part of show so join our live conversations for the next half our on twitt twitter,@aj realmoney. five states have similar scaled religious predom bills before their legislatures like the law vetoed in arizona. about the potential economic consequences of moving forward, already there are 18 states including arizona with laws chmed by religious freedom activists that mirror a federal law protecting a person's right to exercise his religion. but the legislation in arizona would have gone further, let owners of businesses refuse service, against gays and other marginalized groups.
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think muslims and mormons. jan brewer said her legislation went too far. but business big interests like chamber of commerce and companies called marriott, american airlines, apple and petsmart. in 1994 the national football league moved the super bowl out of arizona when it refused to make martin luther king a national holiday in their state. this week, the nfl threatened to take next year's super bowl out of the grand canyon state again. the next battle ground appears to be georgia where lawmakers are considering legislation similar to arizona's already big business is mus mustering. sexual orientation are never mentioned in these bills. atlanta-based american airlines,
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say, mutual respect and dignity, the 165 million customers we serve every year. delta strongly post office these measures and we join the business community and urging state officials reject these proposals. for more, we go to stephanie stanton. you have been talking with businesses, how relieved are they and why? >> well, good evening to you david. businesses are most certainly relieved. this bill really would have put a damper on businesses here in arizona. a lot of people said that jan brewer's veto really came down to money. as you said several corporations came out against the bill demanding a veto, at&t, southwest airlines, marriott hotels among them. the nfl really speaking out about his displeasure for sb
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1062. the nfl is scheduled to hold the super bowl here next year and that's going to bring millions and millions of dollars into arizona. you also have -- you talked about in 1990 how the nfl moved the super bowl from arizona to california. and certainly, arizona does not need another move like that. we also talked to several local businesses because supporters had said that local businesses were in support of this bill. well, our producer called some 50 local businesses, everything from hair salons to dry cleaners and not one business came out in support of sb 1062, david. >> so interesting. this measure of course is similar to legislations in front of other states. and given arizona's past how surprised were people that the governor made the decision she did and do you think they may have set something of a trend? >> well, it's interesting, depends who you talk to. some people said that they were not surprised that oh, we knew this was going to get vetoed.
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you talk to others and they said it wasn't really a slam dunk. it was the pressure from the lgbt community, from other democratic lawmakers. we talked to one who called it the step in the right direction for arizona and others say not really, that the damage has already been done. you know you talked about four years ago, lawmakers trying to pass sb 1070, the antiimmigration bill that was struck down in the courts and just as arizona was starting to sort of emerge from that you had sb 1062 which some say you know reeks of intolerance. arizona once again taking steps backwards but some saying this is really the first step for arizona and lot of people hoping this momentum will continue. >> stephanie thanks for the update. today on twitter and facebook we have been asking you, do you think business should be able to choose based
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on their religion, who they serve? snarky bites says, i don't think they should. >> as a method of discrimination, twe tweet us@, @alivelshi. professor of economics at the w.p. carey school. >> david, it's really simple in this day and age. people are mobile. far more mobile than they've ever been in prior generations. so you have talented people, and businesses, that are looking to
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hire that talent. that are both very, very mobile. and folks live where they choose to live. >> does that extend for states that are not necessarily in the rust belt or the tack belt, states like for example georgia? good i think it extends everywhere in this particular environment. because you have segments of high tech manufacturing. you have segments of innovative financial services. all of those types of businesses in this day and age need skilled productive talent. >> we don't know yet what's going to happen in the state of georgia, whether or not they will follow the lead of arizona and reject the pending legislation. but already we are seeing businesses like delta airlines and others try to distance themselves from what might happen in the state. how important is it for a company like delta to do that? >> well, delta's got a couple of
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different things at play here. there's lots of choice in airlines, right? and so they're in a very competitive business. they don't want to send the signal that they're aligned with the state, that is particularly unwelcoming or seems to be unwelcoming to certain individuals. and so that would be in the minds i'm sure of the management of delta. >> finally you've been crunching the numbers, doing the retch for a long time -- the research for a long time. more broadly speaking what might happen in some of these other states should they do what arizona did not and allowing this legislation to become law? >> well, it's impossible david to estimate this with precision. but the direction, and i think general order of magnitude, is appropriate. and these are very important actions. i think that legislators are taking with respect to future
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economic activity. and it's simply because the mobility today is far greater than it's ever been. so folks aren't locked into particular states or particular regions. and they're going to stay there no matter what happens in their particular legislators. what they're going to find is that folks are going to move to places that they enjoy living in. places where they feel welcome. and if you emit signals to the opt, you're going to lose out. >> dennis hoffman, professor of economics at the w.p. carey school of economics at arizona state. glad to have you. >> glad to be with here. the key to networking is finding a new job. >> you're going to place it with somebody you know. you're not just going to take
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somebody off the street for that job. >> coming cup, we'll talk about clubs that young people use to get their foot in the door. >> google glass, how the innovation could benefit your business. and today is the worldwide day of solidarity for our colleagues detained in egypt. we're showing their support. "real money" will be back right after this.
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for militarizing our police >> they killed evan dead >> faul lines, al jazeera america's hard hitting... >> there blocking the door... >> ground breaking... >> we have to get out of here... >> truth seeking... break though investigative documentary series... new episode, deadly force only on al jazeera america >> it is certainly tough to get a job out there but even tougher for the millennial generation. young people aged 18 to 34 struggling with double digit inflation, and according to government figures. to help find jobs or get better ones, more millennials are joining job clubs. these people are among the 44% that are working part time or have positions that don't require a degree. in other words, they are underemployed. takes us to one job club for grads in their 20s.
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>> midtown new york city, 6:00 p.m, it's happy hour but instead of hitting a pub, some of them are hitting a job club. bachelor's degree in biology, and a master's in biotechnology. >> i thought i was wasting my time in school. mr. this club peets twice a meea month. members fill each other in with their job search first. this meeting is organized by the library and targeted to recent college graduates. it is led by a volunteer career counselor karen palevski. >> managing career contacts. it doesn't matter what you do and what level you are. >> each meeting has a unique
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focus like interviewing skills or application technology. this day's topic: networking. >> positions that are filled before they go out to the public. >> members are encouraged to share contacts because what might not work for one person could be another one's golden ticket. the estimate is there are more of these in america and more forming every week. >> these job clubs have explicitted, they are in churches and mosques and libraries and synagogues. and community colleges. >> john fugasi runs an organization called neighbors helping neighbors. many young people rely too heavily on the internet and not enough on real world networking. >> if you have a job to fill it's like a currency. you are going to place it with somebody you know. you're not going to take somebody off the street for that
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job. >> fugasi says more people are working now because of the encouragement they got at his meetings. good this can't happen unless. >> this can't happen unless you come in the door. it's probably the best kept secret anymore. >> keeping a positive attitude and developing a thick skin. latana campbell says it's tough. >> it as the a blow to your ego, trying to tell people you're great and awe some at everything, but getting no response or a rejection doesn't make you feel as great as you're pretending to be. >> like other millennials, hannah is supporting herself, reminding herself she's not alone. >> hopefully put good energy. >> this club has been around for more than a year and several
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dozen former members are now working. >> how job clubs can help you, log onto our website, aljazeera.com/realmoney. milmill millennials, writtey a millennial. david, why do you think there's so many highly jeacted millennials looking for work? >> the fact that millennials coming out of college are not prepared to fit the needs of the economy. those really trnt kinds of jobs that millennials wand. they want to find meaningful
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work, they've just gone through this college experience where they have been exploring these ideas and we have a big challenge to fill those jobs and the second piece is that millennials are not willing to take any job they want. this is a generation who say they would rather take a job that pays less that has more social impact than a job where they don't feel they have that kind of impact. they would rather sit it out in some cases than go take that job. good is it possible that the minimum enial generation has some sort of attitude problem? there was this bently university research, the group is described as whiney and unable to do hard work. is that the case? >> i couldn't disagree more. this is really actually one of the best generations of employees we have for this particular moment. you know normally we have an environment where older people tend to know more about most
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things than younger people. today that's the reverse. young people know more about where every industry is headed and our world is headed and older people do. so employers really should be capturing this generation. the people who are doing it well are people like google and facebook and people in silicon valley. >> you know more about tech and technology and programming, but they don't have enough experience in terms of management and administrative duties and oftentimes that's where they rub up and have friction in their workplace and have trouble. >> sure, i agree. one of the challenges of the colleges is that colleges have transitioned to a place where people go to get employment, very directly. part of the challenge that those hard skills, those kind of things are not necessarily being brought about in the environment there. and i think one of the challenges for this generation is you have a group of people who have been told you can do
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what you want. to do these things there's no follow up in terms of what those skills are or how to bring it into the process. i think employers in the process have to play a role in having to prepare this problem. the next generation is going to have this problem and every generation after that unless there is some work done to fill that gap. >> as far as the work being done to try to change that away do you see as a key benchmark to turn this thing around? as you mentioned it is crubl that they do so. >> i think part of it is that we have to have an honest conversation in this country about the fact that our employment situation in this country has changed, the nature of work has changed, people are looking for something different and i think both employers and colleges need to get on the same page about this. i know of employers who are so frustrated that the employees they are getting from colleges, are not prepared to do i the jo.
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i think young people, people in this generation are absolutely taking ownership for part of this but also we have a society that's sending them the message of a kind of job that they should have and they should pursue, isn't northwesterly what is available. >> david berstein thank you very much for coming on the program. >> thank you. >> coming up next, we will talk about google's chance to. >> "real money" will be back after this. ♪
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>> lisa fletcher is here now what's coming up on "the stream." you have got the legendary mel brooks on the show tonight. >> i can't wait. the man is an icon. he's had a 60 year career, full of risks and irreferrence. irre.
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>> that is a do not miss episode. "the stream" coming up after "real money." >> american technology companies continue to dominate the top of the list of fortune's 50 most admired companies. more impressive, apple is ranked the most admired company in the world for the second excessive year. that is -- sel consecutive year. ibm, facebook, cisco, and
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google. high technical gadget at a dive bar. according to some patrons they were suspicious that she was recording them through the device. google glass is a pair of glasses that enable you to do everything a smas smartphone do. maybe do's and don't's for users will prevent an attack in san francisco. two google glass apps and on a campaign to raise users. what enables a consumer or small business owner to do what they can't do now? >> well, the value proposition for glass is really where the screen is located. because it's at eye level. and it also louse for you to have your hands free. and glass also has some unique
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input like voice and other sensors. just imagine you are following a recipe in your everyday life. usually you use your smartphone and tablet. you have to look to the side to see what the next step is, you get your tablet all sloppy because your hands are mes messr wet. with google glass, my hands are free so i can continue to cook without any distraction. that's an example of every day user getting benefit from google glass. >> but there is a down side right? if you are a sportswriter, you take video where they don't want you to, or go into a bar and you take video, how did you get around? >> actually, glass lights up when you take a picture or a video. but i mean this issue around recording people is just a technology issue. it's not necessarily
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specifically a google glass issue. i think it's coming to a head no pun intended because i'm wearing my technology on my face so it's front and center. but we're definitely would being through as google pointed out and as the explorers are finding people having concerns and fears around recording especially with this device. >> i think the folks in toronto are generally a bit more polite shall we say than maybe folks in new york. what has been the reaction that you're getting as you wear the google glass device through toronto? >> it's been mostly curiosity. i haven't had fear in toronto. when you are out on the streets with google glass you have to prepare yourself to be in the spotlight, the limelight. halfway between the exclusivity that it brings, they want to
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know what are you wearing and what does it do. it is like if they have seen google glass it's like they have seen a unicorn out in the grass. they want to try it on. >> what's the one thing or the one application they should try while wearing this thing? >> there's two things that happen. they want a seafl for instagram. the second is they want to take a, i like to show them some of the games. there's some pretty cool games that google has released and that starts to allow them to use sensors and voice. i think once they play those games they sense this is a way different experience than a smartphone. not too far away that it's scary. >> tom thanks for joining us we appreciate it. >> thank you. in don't forget our question for todayment: do you think businesses should be able to choose based on their religious beliefs who they serve?
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tweet us @alivelshi. finally this that is been a day of solidarity for our al jazeera colleagues imprisoned in egypt. you have probably already seen the hashtag, #freeajstaff. mohamed fahmy, baher mohamed and peter greste have been held for two months and accused of having ties to a terrorist organizati organization. al jazeera america has been a bedrock, our third president said that liberty depends on freedom of the press. it's a principle that has since been embraced the world over and it's so why so many people around the world have come together on this day to declare, journalist is not a crime. that's our show.
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i'm david shuster, in for ali velshi. thanks for joining us.
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>> hi, you are in the stream. dubbed king of the politically incorrect, mel brooks is join "the stream" in a live and rare interview. he's reflecting on 60 years of pushing the envelope in show business. >> we are bringing all of the live feedback and tonight you are actually checking out something off the bucket list? >> yes, when i went to

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